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127 Kings. 


THE Colossal Statue of Jupiter in the Temple of 
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standing 56 years, it was destroyed by an earth- 
quake, 224 years B. C. It lay for nine centuries 
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The Carolina Twin 

Born In Columbus Co., 

North Carolina 

JULY 11th, 1861 

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THESE were built by Nebuchadnezzar to gratify bis wife, Amytis, 
a native of Media, and who longed for something to remind her 
of her mountain home. They consisted of an artificial hill 400 feet 
square at the base, and rising in terraces to a height which .over- 
topped the walls of the city. These terraces were filled with luxuri- 
ant vegetation of all kinds, even large trees, and were watered by a 
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Southern California Railway Company. Passenger Department.- 
H. G. Thompson, Gen'l Pass. Agt. H. K. Gregory, Ass'i Gen'I Pass. Agt. 

Los Angeles, Cal., Jan. 30, 1895. 
To Conductors, Los Angeles to Santa Ana, San Bernardino via Orange, 
San Bernardino to Redlands, and Redlands to Los Angeles: 

It is customary for Millie Christine, the dual woman, to require but one 
ticket. Please be governed accordingly when Millie Christine is making a trip 
over any of our lines as above indicated. 

Yours truly, 


The Pennsylvania Railroad Co. Northern Central Railway Co. 

Phila., Wilmington & Balt. R. R. Co. Baltimore & Potomac R. R. Co. 

Alexandria & Fredericksburg Railway. Co. West Jersey Railroad Co. 
Camden & Atlantic Railroad Co. Office, 233 South Fourth Street. 

Passenger Department. 
J. R. Wood, Gen'l Pass. Agent. Geo. W. Boyd, Asst. Gen'l Pass. Agent. 

Philadelphia, June 10, 18^4. 
Subject: Refunding extra fare. 
J. P. Smith, Esq., Grand Central Hotel, New York City. 
Dear Sir: 

Referring to your call at this office a few days since I enclose herewith 
order No. 25286 on our Treasurer for $4.71, covering refund of extra fare paid 
from Washington, D. C. to Philadelphia, June 4th, by Millie Christine, the dual 
woman, in connection with one first-class ticket between same points, which 
the conductor lifted on the ground that two fares were necessary to cover 

Please sign and return enclosed form of receipt, and oblige, 

Very truly, 

GEO. W. BOYD, A. G. P. A., Wash. 

Baltimore & Ohio Southwestern Railroad. 
Passenger Department. 
City Office, Southeast Corner Fourth and Vine Streets. 
O. P. McCarthy, General Passenger Agent. 

Chas. H. Koenig, District Passenger Agent. 
Cincinnati, O., April 13, 1892. 
Conductors B. & O. S W. and connecting lines: 

This is to certify that Manager Smith has purchased three (3) tickets, 
Cincinnati to New York, in connection with Millie Christine, the dual woman, 
this person being included. It is customary to require but one ticket for 
her passage. Kindly be governed accordingly. 

CHAS. H. KOENIG, D. P. A., B. & O. S W. 

Treasurer's Office, T. H. Gibbs, Treasurer. 
Columbia, Nevvburg & Laurens Railroad Company. 
Columbia, S. C , Sept. 8, 1893. 
Conductors S. A. Line and connecting lines: 

This is to certify that J. P. Smith, Esq., has purchased three (3) tickets 
from Columbia, S. C. to Lincoln, Nebraska, in connection with Millie Christine, 
the dual woman, this person being included. It is customary to require one 
ticket for her passage. 

B. F. P. LEAPHART, Ticket Agent, C. N. & L. R. R. 

Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Northern Railway. 
Local Freight and Ticket Office. 
A. F. Pilcher, Agent. 
Sioux Falls, So. Dak., Oct. 5 1895. 
To Conductors: 

It is customary to carry Millie Christine on one ticket. 


A. F. PILCHER, Agt. 





The Two-Headed Nightingale, 


None like me since the days of Eve — 

None such perhaps will ever live " — Except Christine Millie. ' 

At each Levee Millie Christine will sing some of the songs 
and duets which will be found at the end of the book. 

Hennaqen &. Co., Frist. Cincinnati. O, 


OSce of S. H. Hardwick, G. P. A., Washington, D. C. 

Division Pastenger Agent. W. H. Tayloe, A. G. P. A., Atlanta, Ga. 

Charleston, S. C, December 13, 1902. 
To Conductors:— It is customary for Millie Christine, the dual woman, 
to travel on one ticket. Please be governed accordingly when she is travel- 
ing over the Southern Railway. Yours very truly, 

R. W. Hunt, D. P. A. 

ATLANTIC COAST LINE, T. H. Emerson, Traffic Mgr. 

Traffic Department. H. M. Emerson, G. F. & P. A, 

Wilmington, N. C, December 10, 1897. 
To Conductors: — Millie Christine, the dual woman, is transported over 
these lines for one ticket, notwithstanding the fact that she has two heads. 

Yours trtly, 

H. M. Emerson, G. P. A. 


Passenger Department. H. R. Hoser, Ticket Ag't, 

John K. Cowen and Oscar G. Murry, Receivers. 619 Pennsylvania Ave- 

Washington, D C, June 9, 1898. 
Conductors B. & O. R. R. :— This is to certify that Manager Smith has 
purchased four tickets Washington, D. C. to Zanesville, Ohio, in connection 
with Millie Christine, the dual woman, this person being included. You 
will accept one ticket for the passage of Millie Christine. 

Yours truly, 
Per S. B. H., D. P. A. J. M. Schryver, G. P. A. 


Savannah, Ga., November 22, 1900. 
To Conductors: — It is customary for Millie Christine, the two beaded 
woman, to travel on one ticket. You will please'govern yourselves accord- 
ingly. Yours truly, 

B. W. Wrenn, P. T. M. 


To Conductors: — It is customary for Millie Christine, the two headed 
woman, to travel 0:1 one ticket. You will please govern yourselves accord- 
ingly. Yours truly, 

A. O. MacDonell, A. G. P. A. 


Traffic Department. G. F. & P. A. 

Jacksonville, Fla. , November 30, 1900. 
To the Conductors, A. V. W. Ry. : — It will only be necessary for Millie 
Christine, known as the Dual Woman, to piesent one ticket for her passage 
over our line. S. D. Pickett, G. P. A. 

SOUTHERN RAILWAY COMPANY, W. A. Turk, G. P. A., Washington, D. C. 

Office of C. A. Ben^coter, A. G. P. A., Chattanooga, Tenn- 

Traveling Passenger Agent. John C. Lusk, T. P. A. 

Selma, Ala., January 11, 1901. 
To Southern Railway Conductors:— It is the custom for Millie Christine, 
the dual woman, to travel on one ticket. Please be governed accordingly. 

Yours very truly, 

J. O. Lusk, T. P. A. 




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The Two-Headed Lady, the Double-Tongued Nightingale, 
the Eighth Wonder of the World, the Puzzle of Science, 
the Despair of Doctors, the Dual Unity. 

All of these names has she earned at various times, with the final 
title which we claim for her in defiance of any other or others: 

The Most Wonderful Being Alive.' 

There are giants and giants, dwarfs and dwarfs, fat men and women, 
living skeletons of both sexes, hirsute monsters and baldhe'ads by the 
century ; there are marvels of nature, science and art, of all which the 
world knows ; but there can only be one Nonpareil, one Unequalled, 
and that is the subject of our brief sketch, for only one living creature 
is like Millie Christine, and her name is Christine Millie. 

But, says the curious reader, was there ever such another heard of 
before ? 

Only one is on record, attested as a fact, and leaving out of the 
question fabulous monsters. The first year of the eighteenth century 
\yitnessed the birth of a similar phenomenon in Hungary, the sisters 
Helen and Judith, born in the year 1701. These girls were united at 
the lower part of the body only, and were perfectly distinct beings in 
every way. Helen was larger, stronger, and better-looking than Judith, 
besides being much more active and intelligent. These girls lived to 
their twenty-second year, when Judith fell sick and died, Helen follow *• 
ing her within a few minutes of her demise. And all this, you remem- 

ber, happened more than a century since, so that it takes Nature a 
hundred years at least to produce such a marvel again. Helen and 
Judith died at twenty-two years of age, while Millie Christine stilL 
lives, healthy and happy, at thirty-eight, and bids fair to attain a ripe 
•old age as easily as less wonderful beings. The following piges, con- 
fined to a simple record of the facts in her career, will therefore prove 
of interest and value. 

Miss Millie Christine, or Christine Millie, was born of slave parents, 
on the plantation of Mr. Alexander McCoy, near the town of White- 
viile, Columbus County, North Carolina, on July n, 1851. At her 
birth her mother was in her thirty-second year. She was a handsome 
woman, finely formed and in expellent health. Millie Christine's- 
father, of Moorish descent, slender and sinewy, with the powerful- 
activity characteristic of his race. Prior to the birth of Millie Christine, 
her mother had borne seven other children, five boys and two girls, all 
of ordinary size, with no peculiarities of conformation, and some of 
them are still alive. 

The wonder of the family, Millie Christine, weighed seventeen 
pounds when she entered the world, and, although lier mother was- 
only attended by a colored midwife, no serious consequences attended 
such a remarkable birth. 

But, when the child was once fairly in the world, how rumor flew 
about the township of Whiteville, and spread from thence over the 
whole country! "Have you seen the girl?" was the first question 
asked of every one by every one, and pilgrimages to visit her became 
all the rage in the country side. 

The old nurse who had superintended her introduction into this 
world was doubtless awestruck at the anomalous and wonderful addi- 
tion she had made to her master's property, and not unnaturally prided 
herself on having assisted Nature to produce a phenomenon; but the 
master himself, and his amiable lady, without stopping to question the 
designs of Providence, immediately surrounded the extraordinary infant 
with such care and attention as enabled it to thrive and grow. The 
dual-headed child was taken from the cabin to the mansion, and Mr. 
McCoy's family commenced then a course of care and attention to her 
health and welfare. 

During the first eighteen months of her life nothing of importance 
occurred to Millie Christine worthy of note. She grew as other girls 
<jrow, learned to walk at twelve months old, was of a lively and agree- 
able disposition, and at fifteen months began to talk with both her 
nouths. She was cheerful and active as any girl of her age, with every 
appearance of robust health. Her vivacity and goodness, together, no 
-ioubt, with her peculiar formation, rendered her the almost idolized 

child of the mother and a general favorite of both old and young, and 
every attention and kindness was bestowed upon her. 

At this time Mr. McCoy, being a man in very moderate circum- 
stances, a plain farmer, thinking the girl would become a burden to 
him, and annoyed with the frequent visits of strangers to see her, de- 
termined to dispose of her. He was not long in finding for her a pur- 
chaser, a person of the name of Brower, who offered $10,000 for her, 
seeing the possibilities of the child in the way of an exhibition. But 
inasmuch as this Brower was not possessed of the requisite cash to back 
his faith, and only offered to give a note of hand for the purchase' 
money, Mr. McCoy naturally desired some responsible person to whom 
to look for the money in case of the non-payment of the note when 
due. This person was ultimately found by Brower in Joseph P. Smith,, 
of Wadesboro, North Carolina, and Mr. McCoy finally parted with 
Millie Christine, in consideration of Brower's note for $10,000, en- 
dorsed by Mr. Smith. 

The happy Brower, in full possession of his prize, at once departed 
for New Orleans, in obedience to a request from the medical faculty 
of that city asking that she be brought there for a scientific exami- 

Rooms were taken and every preparation made for the contem- 
plated examination, after which she was to be placed on public exhibi- 
tion. - It had been arranged, prior to their leaving home, that their 
presence in the city should be kept as quiet as possible, as the desire 
to see her would undoubtedly be very great and might interfere with 
the examination. This precaution was not strictly regarded, and soon 
the rooms and the passages leading thereto were literally besieged with 
anxious crowds of people eager to get a sight of her. 

The examination, however, at length took place and proved most 
satisfactory, every physician in attendance concurring in pronouncing 
her Nature's greatest wonder. Being endorsed by the medical faculty, 
she was now put on public exhibition, but from want of -proper man- 
agement she succeeded but indifferently. 

Mr. Brower, being quite ignorant of the business he had under- 
taken, despaired of success after a few more efforts. About this time 
he became acquainted with a certain adventurer who hailed from 
Texas and boasted of his immense tracts of land in that State. This 
swindler proposed to purchase the girl by giving for her lands, at a 
fair market valuation, to the amount of forty-five thousand dollars,, 
and Brower, having full confidence in the would-be millionaire, con- 
cluded the bargain by giving possession of the girl, and was on the 
following day to receive the deeds in due form. The day arrived, but 
neither the Texan nor the deeds were forthcoming, and then for th« 

first time the unp'.easant fact broke upon him that he had been com- 
pletely duped. To gain some knowledge of hir whereabouts was now 
his first effort ; but so adroitly was everything pertaining to her abduc- 
tion managed that no clue to her, or even the direction she had been 
carried, could be gained, and every effort for a time to learn anything 
of her proved futile. 

Mr. Brower, after weeks of useless search, becoming convinced 
that, for the present, further efforts to regain her would only prove 
useless, determined to return to North Carolina and impart to Mr. 
Smith his loss, and to the mother the sad intelligence of the abduction 
of her daughter. Words are inadequate to describe the anguish of the 
parent on learning the fate of her child. For a time she was perfectly 
frantic, during six days refusing food and for the same number of 
nights her eves did not close in sleep. Her excellent character, uniform 
kindness and amiable disposition had made her a general favorite, so 
that everything that could be was cheerfully done to comfort and 
soothe her mind. She was promised that no amount of money should 
be spared, no effort left untried to procure her much -cherished child. 
How truly this promise was kept the sequel will prove. Brower and 
partner were bankrupt, and Mr. Smith expected no assistance from 
them. But before anything could be done to recover the child it was 
necessary that her original owner should be compensated for his loss 
in the transaction. Christine Millie had been spirited away to parts 
unknown, and all that Mr. McCoy had to show for her was Brower's 
note for $10,000; and as Brower could not pay this money his en- 
dorser, Mr. Smith, became the responsible party and accepted the 
responsibility. He at once paid the purchase money in full to Mr. 
McCoy, and took from him a deed which made him the exclusive 
owner, under then existing laws, of the person of Millie Christine. 
The proviso, "wherever he could find her," was of course understood, 
and in order, to quiet the mind of her mother and convince her that, 
whenever found, the child would be restored to her care, Mr. Smith 
at the same time purchased the father, mother and seven children, a 
transaction of course involving a large sum of money, all of which was 
dependent for its recovery on the recovery of Millie Christine her- 
self. ' 

The question then arose, where was she, and if found, how was she 
to be recovered, if at all ? 

Mr. Smith found in the person of Mr. T. A. Vestal of Selma, A'a- 
bama, one of the shrewdest detectives in the country, and Vestal at once 
commenced operations, with the assistance of two other detectives, and 
ultimately gained intelligence of her in the city of Philadelphia, though 
not before the lapse of some fifteen or eighteen months. 

Vestal heard fiom a negro barber, whose confidence he had obtained, 
that about a year ago a child answering her description had been in 
the city, and for a time had been secreted in a celler on Pine Street. 
The cellar was found, and, through the influence of bribes, it was 
ascertained from an old woman still living in a portion of the house 
to which the cellar belonged that the child had been carried to New 
York. The next day Mr. Vestal started for that city to prosecute his 
search, and remained there five weeks. Every effort was made, but 
no further intelligence of her could be learned. If any one knew of 
her or had seen her there, their mouths were sealed to the influence of 
money or persuasion. Mr. Vestal began almost to despair, yet deter- 
mined not to yield his cherished object. He had every reason to 
believe she was alive, for when taken from New Orleans she was in 
excellent health. The papers had been watched closely by him, and 
no account of the death of any one answering her description had been 
noticed, which certainly would have been the case had she died. From 
New York he proceeded to Boston; from thence to Philadelphia, and 
ultimately to Newark, New Jersey. There, for the first time, he got 
definite information of her. He learned from a man then keeping a 
drinking house that at one time, when engaged as a cabman in the 
city of New York, he had been hired to convey a girl answering her 
description to a sailing vessel, the name of which he did not remem- 
ber, bound for and ready to sail for Liverpool; that he had seen the 
vessel depart, and knew the child was aboard of her when she sailed. 
Acting on this valuable information, Mr. Vestal immediately returned 
to North Carolina and urged on Mr. Smith the necessity of following 
her. Mr. Smith determined to make the attempt, and accordingly 
prepared for the journey. Accompanied by the mother of Christine 
Millie, he reached New York, took the steamship Atlantic, and after a 
pleasant voyage reached Liverpool. There they learned that the child 
had been on exhibition in that city ; also in London, Leeds and other 

Seated in a promiscuous crowd of traders and traveling clerks one 
evening, in front of his hotel, her name was introduced, and he learned 
that a short time before she had been on exhibition in Glasgow, Scot- 
land. Immediately they started for that city, but on arrival found that 
a short time before she had been taken back to England, and wastiien 
in Birmingham. So to that city they posted, and on their arrival, to 
their j y, found she was then on exhibition. It now became necessary 
that extreme caution should be used, lest their long-cherished object 
would be frustrated on the very eve of consummation. The impatience 
of the mother knew no bounds: scarcely could she be restrained from 
rushing to the exhibition room and defiantly claiming her child, sup- 

posing the party who then had possession of it would recognize her 
claim. She was, however, at length convinced of the imprudence of 
such a course, and submitted until the case had been placed in the 
hands of the proper officers. Accordingly the Chief of Police and a 
Select body of assistants were called and a true statement of the affairs 
given. The American Consul was also waited upon and consulted. 
He immediately took a lively interest in the matter, and alvised that 
the arrival of the American party be kept unknown to the exhibitor until 
they, in company wLh a protective force of police, should enter the 
hall that evening; and should the child recognize the mother among 
the audience, it would be prim- facie evidence of the facts attempted 
to be established by them, and used as such in case of litigation. 
Accordingly, the impatience of the mother was restrained until 
the hour of the gathering of the visitors, when a portion of the police 
(selected for the purpose and disguised) Mr. Smith and the mother 
procured tickets of admission and entered the hall, as casual visitors 
impelled only by the general curiosity. No' sooner, however had the 
keen eye of the mother caught a glimpse of her longdost child than 
she uttered a scream of such heart-rending pathos that the audience 
simultaneously rose to their feet, wondering and astonished. The 
mother, overpowered, fell fainting to the floor. When resuscitated 
she wildly threw her arms about, crying in most piteous tones. "My 
own child ! O ! give her to me ! Do not take her away again; she 
needs my care ! Where is she?" Where is she? " While this scene of 
excitement was going on, the exhibitor attempted to secrete the girl in 
an adjoining room; but an honest Scotchman, divining his intentions, 
placed his back against the door, and bringing himself into a position 
that wou'.d have delighted a pugilist, cried out: "Ye'll nae tak' the 
bairn ayant the door, maun ye wallop me first, and I'm nae thinkin' 
ye'll soon do that." 

Such a scene of excitement as this denouement created has seldom 
been witnessed. The women fainted, and the men, learning the true 
state of affairs from the Chief of Police, who mounted the stage for the 
purpose, threatened with immediate and summary punishment the sor- 
did villain who had stolen, for the purpose of gain, a helpless child. 
He managed, however, to escape by jumping from the second story 
window, which hazirdous feat alone, for the time, saved him from cer- 
tain and well-merited punishment. 

The mother, recovering, took the child, and they were conveyed to 
the hotel, where, for the first time in three years, she slept with it in 
her arms, forgetting, in the possession of the fondly-loved and long- 
lost one, the days and nights of anguish she had spent during its 
absence, and dreamed of naught save happiness and pleasure to come. 

But her troubles were not to end here. The prize was too rich to be 
thus easily given up by interested ones. So, on the following morning, 
a writ of habeas corpus was served upon them, requiring the appear- 
ance of mother and child before the Court of Admiralty, to show cause 
why she was taken from the custody of the exhibitor. Here the Con- 
sul again proved a friend and true American by demanding the child 
as an American citizen, and requiring it, as a minor, to be placed in 
charge "of the mother, and that protection be given her to maintain her 
maternal rights. 

Voluminous proofs, giving an accurate description of mother and 
child, together with all necessary facts bearing upon the case, had been 
carefully procured and carried there, in case of necessity. Upon these 
the Consul spoke a short time, when the judge, arising, declared it 
useless to occupy more time, for from the opening of the court the 
case had been decided by the Bench. "The child should be given 
into the custody of its lawful mother. If it was not the child of the 
defendants, then mother never bore a child. Every lineament, every ' 
feature, every look betokened it; every spectator in his inmost heart 
felt, yes, knew it to be her child, almost as certainly as though they 
had seen it every hour since its birth." A long and hearty shout of 
approbation at this decision ascended to the dome of the stately old 

As toon as order was restored, the plaintiff determined to make 
one more effort; so, calling the attention of the Court to the fact of 
his ability to perform all he promised, he said he was ready then and 
there to settle upon the mother the sum of ten thousand pounds 
s'.erling, and deed to her an elegant house, in which she could spend 
the rest of her days in luxury and comfort if she would remain in 
England and give him possession of the child until she was eighteen, 
to all of which nattering offers she only turned a deaf ear, preferring, as 
she said, " to return and live, as she had done, in the land of her 
birth, with those she had known from infancy, and among her kindred 
and her friends. " 

It should have been remarked before that the Texan, although' 
shrewd enough to dupe Brower, was in turn made a dupe himself. 
Arriving in Philadelphia, on their way from New Orleans, he fell in 
with two showmen, Thompson and Miller, who soon succeeded in 
getting possession of the girl, and it was they who had carried her to, 
and in whose possession' she was found, in England. As Thompson 
and Miller had been most successful in their exhibitions of her (in the 
course of three years arising from poverty to comparative affluence), it 
was not to be presumed they would willingly abandon the hope of again 
possessing her, be the means of possessing what they would. 


Mr. Smith, the mother and the subject of our sketch, being now- 
free to depart, made their preparations openly to return. The Atlantic 
had ma le a return trip and was then at the Liverpool docks. The 
now happy party again took passage upon her, and after a prosperous 
voyage reached New York. There they took the cars and were soon 
landeJ safely in the good old State of North Carolina. 

Astonishing as it may appear, scarcely had the party reached home 
when th ^se who had cau ed sq many sleepleess nights and days of' 
anguish and trouble made their appearance in Charlotte, distant from 
the girl's home fifty-five miles, evidently intent upon another attempt 
to regain the rich prize they so fraudulently had possession of for a 
time, but now wrested from their avaricious grasp. The citizens of 
Charlotte, learning of their presence and intentions, concluded to give 
them an admirably fitting suit, composed of good tar and excellent 
feathers, and the freedom of the streets for promenading, with the 
company of a lusty negro to keep time to quickstep on the end of a 
large tin kettie. 

Thompson and Miller, by accident, learning the intentions of the 
Charlottins, concluded " discretion was the better part of valor" and 
decamped by night, and since then nothing has been heard of either 
in North Carolina, and the only thing to remind you of their visit 'to 
that section is the chorus of a negro song heard at the corn shuckings: 

Mas^a Tomsin ran a race ; 

Oh ! oh ! o-o-o yah ! 
He beat do fastest hoss in de place ; 

Yah, oh yah ! O ha ! 

Millie Christine grew and flourished, when Mr. Smith, yielding to 
the earnest solicitation of friends who knew him to be possessed of the 
world's greatest marvel, allowed her to be taken upon a tour through 
the States of South Carolina, Florida, Georgia and Louisiana, At the 
close of that tour, in the City of New Orleans, an incident occurred 
which, f or a short time, made shipwreck of the happiness of Millie 
Christine, and which, but for the affection of Mr. and'Mrs. Smith, and 
the persistence which that affection inspired, would probably have 
altered the whole life of the child for the worse. She was again kid- 
napped and for months was hurried over the country, from place to 
place, and deprived of the fostering care of her natural guardians. 
Ultimately, however, Mr. 'Smith's anxiety and determination were 
rewarded, and the child was restored to the arms and heart of Mrs. 
Smith, whom it soon came to regard and denominate its "white 
mamma." Under her care the girl was reared to regard with reverence 
and love the Supreme Father of all mankind, and speedily grew up into 


an intelligent Christian child. She not only became proficient in ele 
mentary education, but, showing a high appreciation and taste fot, 
music, soon became an object of great interest to all visitors at Mr. 
Smith's home by the rapid progress she made in that accomplishment. 

The year i860, the dreadful year which brought so much pain and 
suffering to the United States of America, brought its own individual 
sorrow to the home of Millie Christine. Mr. Smith, after a few weeks 
of suffering, passed quietly away to a better world, mourned by all who 
knew him, and by none more than those who called him master. 
Indeed, it is only due to Mr. Smith and his wife to state, and Christine 
Millie desires particularly that it be inserted in this sketch of her life, 
that she experienced at his death rather the affliction of one who had 
lost a beloved father rather than a master. Not only this, but other 
families on estate of the Smiths, while calling the owner and his wife 
master and mistress, always regarded them in the light of protecting 

But the war came on, and with it cams those heavy losses which 
prostrated the fortunes of the Smith family, making of the once pros- 
perous plantation an unfilled waste, over which the restless hand of the 
armed spoiler worked its will. It was then that the kindness of the 
past found its fruit in the devotion displayed by Millie Christine towards 
her only living protector, Mrs. Smith, whom she regards with filial 
affection, and from whom she was fully determined never to separate 
herself. To retrieve the fallen fortunes of the family she, now free, 
consented to place herself on exhibition, and afford the world the 
opportunity of seeing the most marvelous physical development which 
has ever existed in the human family. 

It may be mentioned here as an interesting fact, showing the strange 
mutability of human fortunes, that Jacob, the father of this wonderful 
being, once the slave of the planter McCoy, now owns, with his wife 
Monemia, the very plantation on which he was once a bondman, and 
on which Millie Christine first saw the light of day, the same having 
been purchased by her with the proceeds of her exhibitions as a present 
to her father and mother. 

It will be necessary to append to this sketch a few of the medical 
and surgical reports on Millie Christine's physical organization ; but it 
may not be uninteresting to give a brief description of her as she strikes 
the mind and eye of a familiar friend. Millie Christine, physicall), 
has but one existence ; mentally, she has two, perfectly developed. 
From the middle of the single spine grow two perfectly developed 
busts, each of which has a pair of fine arms, and terminates in an in- 
teresting head. Both heads are adorned with curling black hair ; each 
has a pair of sparkling black eyes, constantly lit up by intelligence? 

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which, at any outburst of fun and humor, seem literally to dance with 
glee; while each mouth is adorned with a set of brilliant teeth. The 
two faces are bright and interesting, but differ materially in features, 
one resembling Jacob, the father, the other Monemia, the mother. 
There is very little distinction to be made in the two developments. 
The two sets of brams always agree in forming the same conclusions; 
equilly amiable, and equally agreeable in character, they never form 
different ideas on the same subjects, and the thoughts of each are char- 
acterized by that independence which is usually exhibited by natives 
of America. The tastes and habits of the two are alike ; both are fond 
of music and dancing, both take interest in the same amusements; 
indeed, this marvelous organization shows its wonder in nothing more 
evidently than its perfect happiness. The two minds can converse 
each through its own lip=;. The being is never at a loss for society or 
fjr company, for each has, attached to itself, another existence; a-.d 
yet in no single instance his a particle of disagreement ever occurred 
to conflict with the happiness or comfort of either. If the, one mind 
formed the fancy to be in London, and the other desired its body to 
proceed to 'Paris, a conflict might ensue; providentially, this seems 
impossible, and has never occurred. Christine has a soprano voice, 
Millie a contralto ; and they sing duets together with exquisite taste 
and sweetness. Their natural taste for music has been conscientiously 
aid carefully cultivated by their kind protectress, and the public will 
not be slow to discover that they have as much power to please and 
amuse as a very large number of artistes of estabhshed reputation. It 
should now be. sUted that Millie Christine has four legs, on which she 
walks with grice and ease; but she can use the outer ones only for 
purposes of locomotion. She is a very graceful dancer, and executes 
the schottische, polka or waltz with equal ease. Her manners in the 
presence of strangers are most engaging. She does not object to speak 
of herself or her own peculiarities, and her two minds are always as 
one on these points. The two minds composed some verses descriptive 
of herself, which the two voices repeated in unison, and, although of 
no great literary merit, they are simple and expressive. The verses are 
as follows : 

'Tis not modest of one's self to speak; 
But, daily scanned from liead to feet, 
I freely t :Lk of everything, 
Sometimes to persons wondering. 

Some persons say I must be two, 
The doctors say this is not true; 
Some cry out humbug till they see, 
"Waen thoy say — jreat mystery ! 

Two heads, four arms, four feet, 
All in one perfect body meet; 
I am most wonderfully made 
All scientific men have said. 

None like mc since the days of Eve — 
I iNone such, perhaps, will ever live — 
If marvel to myself am I, 
"Why not to all who pass me by? 

I'm happy, quite, because content, » 

For some wise purpose I was sent; 
My mater knows what ho done, 
Y*'hether I'm created two or one. 

The medical reports on the anatomical cons'.ruction of this extra- 
ordinary phenomenon are published separately for the benefit of the 
scientific and the gratification of the curious, but sufficient may be 
here sated to satisfy the ordinary interest of the public. A number of 
gentlemen connected with Jefferson Medical College, in the city of 
Philadelphia, examined Christine Millie. Among them were Drs. 
Pancoast, Meigs, Bidde, Wallace and Dickson, ail well known in the 
•medico-scientific world. Forney's Press contains the following report 
•of the clinic : 

At a special clinic recently held at the Jefferson Medical College, "Christine 
-Millie" was submitted to a scientific anatomical examination. 

Assembled at the clinic we found Professors Pancoast, Ormsby, Rand and 
Gross, and Drs. Meigs, "W. H. Pancoast, Gardette, Riy, Turnbull, Atkinson, 
Barson, Eache, Dickson, Cohen, Atlee, Andrews and others, well known to sur- 
gical fame. 

The double-headed girl was introduced by Dr. William H. ranccast, th6 
demonstrator of anatomy at the College, and a general feeling of astonishment 
was felt "when it "was discovered that, instead of a monstrosity there was ex- 
hibited to the professional talent assembled a well-educated, intelligent, quick- 
-witted girl, with nothing about her that was repulsive or calculated to offend the 
most fastidious, but which at once stamped her as a wonder and a sourca of tcien- 
t fie information to these learned in anatomy.' - ' 

Dr. Pancoast stated that the body had been placed under his professional 
care, ^nd, owing to the important questions involved, a private examination h'id 
been made by Professors Pancoast and Gross, and Drs. Sevie and Andrew.--, which 
had verijed all the opinions expressed as to her duality. ' * 

It was then state 1 that this remarkable freak of nature was united at the lat- 
eral posterior portion of the pelvis, -while above that point they were separated — 
had separ .te chests, two pairs of fully developed arms, but only one trunk. 

The double-headed possessed separate intellectual faculties a s entirely distinct 
as was the brain power of two different individuals, while their faces indica'ed, 
to a remarkable degree, intelligc nee of a high oreler and amiability. Thelowir 
portion of the body had inclined outwards from each side, and the lower limbs 
were inferior, and not so fully developed as the arms. 



A series of experiments was then made tinder the direction of Professors 

Pancoast, Atlee, Maury, and others, calculated to demonstrate the construction 
of the nervous system, -which showed that while above the junction the sense of 
feeling was separate and distinct in each, below the union it was in common. A 
touch upon the foot of one would ba instantly detected by the other, while a hand 
placed upon either shoulder was only noticed by the one touched. 

The pulse of Millie was found to be about four beats slower than that of 
Christine, while the beat of the two heatts was nearly the same. 

An impromptu performance was given at the cliinc in order to show the agility 
of the girl, and, to the astonishment of the audience, dances were executed, con- 
versations carried on between the two heads, and conversations with two differ- 
ent persons at one ant the same time. They stood upon their outer limbs, 
walked about with a pleasing undulating motion, and Christine lifted the other 
by the ligature at the pelvis by inclining her bo 'y to one side. To cap 
the clinax, a duet was executed by the gi.d, displaying knowledge, cul- 
ture, perfect time and tune, or.e head ta ing the and <he other the alto,- 
and then, in order to show the sympathetic n iture of their voices, "Sweet bpirit, 
Hear my Piayer,"' was given in admirable style. 

Some of the leading statesmen in Washington manifested great in- 
terest in the case, and two of the most eminent physicians in the city- 
wore afforded an opportunity to make an examination. Respecting it, 
the Washington Republican says • "The examination by Dr. Bliss and 
Dr. Borland was most satisfactory, and revealed the fact that the repre- 
sentations made by the young lady's guardians are entirely correct, the 
girl being but of one body, with two heads, four arms, four feet, two 
sets of lungs, two hearts, but only one physical organization. The 
doctors express themselves as entirely satisfied that the young lady is. 
the most wonderful human being on the face of the earth." 

The Baltimore Sun, a paper of very high standing in Maryland,, 
says: "There is, at the juncture of the trunk, but one spinal column. 
The nervous system sesms to be identical, but each possesses individual 
consciousness, and each head does its own thinking. On the other 
han J, the appetite is the same ; when one is hungry the other is the 
same. The digestive organs are independent. As she moves about: 
she looks like two bright young copper-colored girls tied together in: 
the middle, in the same dress, which is cut short so as to display the 
movements of four feet. The busts of each are very nearly symmet- 
rical; the heads and necks, shoulders and arm?, are perfect. The 
faces are round, bright and intelligent; eyes large and clear; hair 
black and glossy. " 

The pre:s of all the large cities in America bore similar testimony... 

During the past few months Millie Christine has received an enor- 
mous number of visitors. Christine Millie's receptions have always 
been attended by great numbers of people. In the city of Washing- 
ton, during a fortnight's stay, thirty thousand persons attended her 


receptions; in Philadelphia, during eight weeks, a hundred and fifty 
thousand visited her; in Boston, seventy thousand in three weeks; 
and in New York, in a single day, ten thousand persons flocked to see 
her. Christine Millie has made an extensive tour of Europe, and 
remained there several years. The Liverpool Mercury has the following 
regarding her. 

Since the days wLen the Siamese twins arrived ia this country aid occa- 
«ionedso much exc te cent in medical circles, no illustration of the freaks of na- 
ture has been found at all appraachuig in its remarkable character to tLat given 
in the person of Chr stine Millie, a native of North Carolina, who arrived at this 
port on Tuesday, per City of Brussels, from New York. The young person 
•who is about to pr at eed t > London for exhibition, is the child of parents f r- 
merly slaves in North Carol. na, still living, and having several other children, 
and "was herself born a slave. It is scarcely possible by a written description 
to convey anything like an adequate idei of the marvelous physical organiza- 
tion of tlrs extraordinary being. In figure, Christine Millie, who is 19 yea s 
of age, is rather short, and possesses two heads upon one body, with two well- 
developed chests and iour arms. This p rtion of the f larne is as perfectly dis- 
tinct in each figure as if t e upper part were the heads of two persons ; but at 
tha lateral posterior portion oi tLe pelvis there is but one body, with one spine, 
the 1 jw r parts of which gradually incline outwards from each side, and termi- 
nate with four legs. The faces are of tLe Afr.can type, thick lips and large 
mouth, denoting the rave from which the girl has descended ; but in conversa- 
tion the countenances brighten with intelligence, and those who have had t..e 
■oppo tunity of seeing the girl could not fail to be pleased with the geniality of 
lier manner and with the store of information which she has ather command. The 
question which naturally arises, and whichifc seems difficult to solre,^, whether 
tLis is one being, or whether, in same extraordinary manner, two persons Lave 
thus marvelously joined together. A very careful anat >mical examination, made 
by t'.e professors at Jefferson Medical College, America, has led to the discovery the lungs, heart, and functions of digestion are those of two persons, ap- 
parently perfect and healthy in each, but that the whole of the lower organiza- 
tion of the body is that of one female, with the exception of the four legs. Each 
5hea:l is s dd tn possess sep irate intellectual faculties, as entirely distinct as the 
ibrain po^ver of t to different individuds, and the volitions of the will are inde- 
ipendmt, but very much in harmony with each other. In proof of this the two 
mouths will at the same time converse with different persons upon topics of a 
widely different character, and will join in singing a duet, one taking the sop- 
rano and the other the contralto part. Experiments have been tr ed with aview 
t ) de nonstrate the nervous system, which showed that whilst above the junc- 
tion the sense of feeling was separate and distinct in each, below the point of 
ainion it was commin. Tans, a hand placed up an the shoulder of either was 
notice! only by the one touched, but a pressure of the foct was instantly felt 
by each. 

.Yesterday a private party of ladies and gentlemen had an interview with 
this extraordinary person at the Washington Hotel, and were both a-tonished 
:and pleased. She seems remarkably cheerful, suffers no inconvenience or pain 
rftrora peculiar physical orga liza i m, dances with freedom, and, tor one of her 
irnee, sings with considerable ta-sle and expression. * * * * * ... 

The editor of the Liverpool Dally Post says : 


A numerous party assembled yesterday at the "Washington Hotel to " inter- 
view" a most extraordinary natural Phenomena who is abcut to be exhibited in_ 
Londoa as the " Two-Headed Nightingale." s . * * * 

Christine Millie is a phenomenon of the Siamese twin order, but far more 
wonderful, for instead of two bodies connected with a bgature, there is only 
one torso, the body separating a little above the wa : st. There are two distinct 
busts and p.irs of shoulders, two heads, four arm-, and four legs. Anatomical 
examination has proved that tbe young lady — she is nineteen years of age — 
has two sets of lungs, and two digestions. '<it is certain there are mentally 
two perfect individualities, for conversations may be carried on with each of 
the two persons so mysterious 1 ^ 7 blended in one ; and, each having a very pretty 
fj'ft of sing'.ng, they perform duets in parts. Christine Milhe also dances very 
gracefully, and appears to have no difficulty in moving abcut, and in no way 
differs in appearance from two animated and engaging young negresses, who for 
(•port have agreed to pass an hour tied together nearly back to back. The ex- 
ceedingly amiable and merry disposition of the mysterious pair deprives the 
exhibition altogether of that painful element which was present even in the 
case of these practical philosophers, the Siamese Twins. Christine Millie 
"first saw the light" as a slave in North Carolina, and the lady on whose estate 
sb.3 was born, and by whom she has been most affectionately and successfully 
educated, accompanied her to England. All who met Chrirtine Millie yester- 
day must have felt interested in her fortunes, and well disposed to meet her again. 

From the Liverpool Daily Courier: 


Amongst the visitors who arrived at Liverpool from New York on Tuesday 
in the Iamai steamer City of Brussels, was a party of ladies and gentlemen, 
whom the indefatigable Mr. Barnum, of showman notoriety, has nothing to do 
with, though here for the edification of the curious. 

The most singular and physiologically interesting member of the party is a 
young lady, between eighteen and nineteen vears of age, or rather, two young 
1 idies rolled into one, who is certainly a rival to the famous Siamese T *, ins, and 
very much more at: ractive in appearance than Messrs. Chang and Eag. Those 
who saw the Siamese Twins duriag their presence in England will have a vivid 
recollection of the painful look that their featurs bore, and the constrained move- 
ments of their bodies while walking in any direction. There is a total absence 
of this in the young lady who bears the name of Miss Christine Millie, whose 
four bright black eyes and dazzling rows of pearly-white teeth light up a fair 
Creole complexion with an animation that is really attractive. This singular lusus 
natural is the offspring of parents who were slaves m North Carolina previous to 
the American civiLwar, and has several brothers and sisters who are like ordinary 
humanity. During the strugle tbe family suffered considerable priva'ions; but 
as a carious illustration of the changes which have taken place in Southern soci- 
ety, through the war and the declaration of freedom from slavery, it may be 
mentioned that the fa her of Christine Millie is now the owner of the plantation 
on which he was ones a slave. As to the young lady herself — for we have surgical 
authority for describing her— she has bodily only one person, though possessed 


of two heads, two pairs of shoulders, four arms, and two pairs of legs, amalga- 
mated curiously with one trunk. We can only say that an hour's audience with, 
her yesterday afternoon proved her to be a cultured, self-possessed and accom- 
plished person, who had a most singular attribute of being able to ho'.d two 
totally distinct conversations at the same time with different persons, or the 
same person, can sing a duet very tastefully and tmeful'y in two voices, so- 
prano and contralto, and can daace r, mazourka with singular grace and facility. 
There was no difficulty made in exhibiting the upper portion of the dorsal con- 
nection, and it wes done without any infringement of modesty. 

From the Liverpool Leader 


In the steamship City of Brussels, from New York, on the 2d of May, 1871, 
arrived a cargo which, in the words of Mr. Tool* 3 , may be termed "most ex- 
traordinary." Of all the cariosities ever unearthed by the immortal Barnum, 
• iione can compare in the most minute degree with Millie Christine, a daughter 
.or daughters -whichever the fastidious please— of the State of North Carolina. 
They first saw the light nineteen years ago, and the mother is presumably the 
founder of that gigantic Woman's Eights Association in America, which has lately 
made formidable inroads upon English t ociety. Here we have a young lady with 
one body, but two distinct minds, borne by two sepaiate heads. All the intelli- 
gent men who saw her at the Washington Hotel the other day, can bear witness 
to the marvellous intelligence which predominates in both brains ; the conversa- 
tional powers of the two heads at once in communication with two different 
persons; upon diffeient topics, would sufficiently testify it. But the marvel did 
not stop here ; some of the sweetest duets in the language of music were sang by 
a high soprano and a pure contralto. The notes issued from two heads, and yet 
but one trunk supplied the verve. It may now be added that this extraordinary 
trunk has two pai s of perfect legs, terminating in symmetrical and very pretty 
1 feet, and that, moving upon their pedal extremities, the trunk exh bits the very 
poetry of motion. The polka, the raazDurka, the schottische, are delineated by 
these two pair i of pretty feet, in perfect time and harmony, and the spectator is 
rewarded not by one smiie, as in the case of ordinary young ladies, but by two- 
distinct smiles, winked at you by two pairs of : jarkling and roguish eyes, and 
thrown at you by two diffe.ent sets of the purest ivory that ever adorned the 
mouth of an Indian Sultana. There are a lot of people here, or elsewhere, always- 
readj r to strai rat the smallest go .t and s vallow the biggest camel, who will doubt- 
less put this ysung lady down as outside the pale of ordinary humanity. If this 
prejudice should carry one so far as to avoid her, they alone will be the losers. 
We can testify th it no person of ordinary intelligence cm be in her company for 
half an hour without yielding tc the charm of her manner and the fascination of 
her double smiles. She has you on both sides. If you remove your head from 
one position you are immedia'.ely the victim of another pair of eyes, v-hich fix 
you and, in fact, tr msfix you. c We candidly ad Tit that we were fascinated, and 
that we immediately lost sight of the phenomenon and became overpowered by 
the influence of this dual brain. The young la ly will s-hortly hold levees in Lon- 
don, and the public of Liverpool may hope to see h. r by-and-by. The eminent 
medical men of the United Stat?s testify that this"" remark able freak of nature is 
united at the lateral posterior por ion of the pelvis, while above that portion 
they *artf separated, have separate chests, two p;.ir of fully (level- 

oped arms, but only one trunk. With the double head they possess separate 
intellectual faculties as entirely distinct as in the brain power of two different 
udividuals, while their f ac es indicate to a remarkable degree intelligence of a 
high order and great amiability. 


On the 4th of May a reception for medical men was held at the "Washington 
Ho el, Liverpool, r.nd was a tended by the f >llowing eminent members of that 
faculty : Dr. Nevins, Dr. Eickersteth ? Dr. McGregor, Dr. Greegan, Dr. Slack, 
Dr. Gorst, Dr. Steele, Mr. T. Bickerton, FR.C.S., etc.; Mr. Edgar Browne, 
M.R.C.S. ;{Mr. Jas. Pen Harris, Mr. W. H. Manifold, etc. Having had an oppor- 
tunity of explaining the bond of union, these eminent men were unanimously of 
the opinion that Millie Christine is the most extraordinary phenomenon the 
world ha > ever seen. 



"Girls in this city are divided into two classes — single-headed girls and 
double-headed d.tto. The single-headed ones are certainly the most numerous, 
but the double-headed ones appear to be the most attractive. This is evident 
from the fact, that while we can see a single-headed girl almost any time, we 
have to pay in order to be introduced to the maid with the duplex' cranium. We 
;s y 'maid' because the last double-healed girl we saw was not married. There 
was one man who courted her successfully, as he thought, for a time, but before 
^popping the question he kissed one face first, and could never get the consent of 
the other head. She is now waiting till a two-headed man comes along, and is 
gay with hope. 

, "This duplex g'rl, however, must be in every way a desira 1 le match. 
Though the assurance given that she eats with both heads may tell against her 
with parsimonious wooers, yet the fact that she buys dress- s for one only must 
be an immense advantage. Thesvme with h:r talking. The two-headed girl 
'must be extremely circumspect, not on'y ii hr walk, but in her conversation. 
As she can never have a secret, she can have no opportunity to go around telling 
it. Nei her will any one ever tell a secret to one head for fear that the other 
would split upon it. 

" The fact of having two tongues should not militate against her, as, if she 
bad only one, s-he would probably keep it going all the time, while, if she uses 
two, the one deadens the so and of the other. Whichever way we look at the 
two-headed girl we see her to advantage, though we don't mean to say the least 
that should be understood to disparage a girl because she happens to be born 
with only one head." 

After an absence of eight years Christine Millie returned to her 
jnative land on October ist, 1878. Her tour abroad was a continued 
-ovation of success. She visited the principal cities and towns in Eng- 
land, France, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Hungary, Austria, Holland 
and Russia.^ At every point the young lady was commanded to ap- 
pear before the nobility and rulers of these great countries. Kingly 
presents and valuable jewels were given as tokens of appreciation not 
.only of her as a remarkable curiosity, but of her graceful bearing, her 


contented disposition and of her artistic musical abilities. Before she 
had landed, upon her arrival, a representative of the New Fork Herald 
greeted her, and the next morning that journal gave forth to the whole 
United States the return of one of its children, who had fully estab- 
lished herself to be the greatest curiosity of the greatest country in the 
world. Since her return she has exhibited to thousands in the cities 
of Boston, Philadelphia and New York. While in Philadelphia she 
again appeared before the professors and students of the Jefferson 
Medical College. Professor Pancoast for the second time examined 
her. A portion of his lecture is extracted from the Philadelphia Evening 

- -This afternoon, at 1 o'clock, Millie and. Christine were given a scientific ex- 
amination by Professor W. H. Pancoast, at his clinic, at the Jefferson Medical 
College Hospital. The well-like room was crowded, and Professor Pancoast busy 
removing a cancer from a patient when the reporter arrived. During the opera* 
tion Baron Littlefinger and Count Rosebud, two most intelligent dwarfs — perfect 
little men in figure— were present, and appeared interes'ed spectators of the op- 
eration. In introducing Millie and Christine, the Professor said that he consid- 
ered them the most interesting personages that have ever come under the notice of 
scientific men, far more interesting than the Siamese Twins. In the midst of his. 
discourse the young ladies entered, clad in green silk on their two bodies, pretty- 
little bronze boots on the four feet, white kids on their four hands. They moved. 
forward like an expanded V, with a crab-like movement that was not ungraceful. 
Born back-to-back, the Professor explained that the natural desire of each to- 
walk face forward had twisted them in their present position. 'Separate entities,. 
separate individualities, each can pursue separate lines of thought and conversa- 
tion independent of the other. From habit their appetites call for food and drink 
-at the same time. All the ills of flesh are not, however, necessarily theirs in, 
common. One may have the toothache and the o her be free from any ache. 
But in the examination conducted to-day the Professor discovered a remarkable 
development of sensibility since his previous eximination eight years ago. 
Touching them on any extreme of the body, on any foot for example, both in 
common were conscious of the touch. .Christine has been and is now the larger 
and stronger of the two. As children they used to have little struggles and quar- 
rels for supremacy, but, as they coula not get away from each other, they early 
concluded that the best way to get along in their novel path through life was to. 
yield to each other. ■" Their present happiness and affection for each other is am 
example for couples who are yoked together in maritalbonds. Sometimes Chris- 
tine rolls over Millie in bed without awakening her. Both can sleep separately. 
They can stand and walk on their outside legs, bnt they prefer to walk oa alt 
fours. *Vf Hie cannot lift up Christine's legs, or Christine Millie's legs: Since the- 
Hungarian sisters, there has been no similar case reporied reaching adult life for 
170 year3 t ">The bond of union between these, which is just above the bones c f 
the spine, is chiefly cartilaginous, but the spines are so closely approximated that 
there is an osseous union between them. To the question by Professor Pancoast, 
whether either was engaged to be married, each denied the soft impeachment 
with decision, though the Profes >ur explained that physically there are no serious 
objections to the marriage of Her or Them ; but morally there was a most decided 

one. During the Professor's lecture the Misses Christine Mi lie and Millie Chris- 
tine appeared very much inter -steel in thi diagnosis of their singular cond tion, 
and evidenced their superior intelligence by their apt and rendy answers. 

While abroad Millie Christine made herself mistress of the French, 
German, Italian, and Spanish languiges. Always industrious, she 
makes her entire wardrobe, even to her dresses, for exhibition pur- 
poses, She dresses herself without trouble. Having lived thus long 
together, they express no desire to be parted and hope to leave this 
-vorld as they came into it — together. 


St. Louis, Iron Mountain & Southern Railway Co. G H. Richie, 

and Guy E. Thompson, Ass'ts. 

Leased, Operated and Independent Lines. S W. Cor Markham & Louis- 

iana Sts. & Union Depot. 
. Little Rock, Ark., Ftbruary 19, 1899. 
Conductors S. L., I. M. & S. Ry and Connecting Lines: — It is custom- 
ary to carry Millie Christine on one ticket. Respectfully, 

August Sundholm, P. & T. A. 


Notfolk & Richmond Vt stibuled Limited. Jno. E. Wagner, C. P. & T. A., 

Fastest Train in the Scuth. 838 Main St., Richmond, Va. 

VIRGINIA AND OHIO LINE. W. E. Hazlewood, P. A.. 93 Granby St. 

West and North- West. under Monticello Hotel, Norfolk. Va. 

Norfolk, Va., April 25, 1903. 
To Conductors, Norfolk and Western Railway Company. 

Gentlemen: — For your information I beg ^to^advise tbatTm ana?er of 
Millie Christine, a dual woman, ii in the'habit of ,/'only*'purchasing one 
ticket for her. This custom has l^een "adhered to^andjrecognizedj by ail 
lines. Yours truly, 

W. E. Hazlewood, P. A. 

Certificates of Eminent Medical Men 

Hundreds of certificates might be given, but the following ara 
sufficient : 

I",100 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pa., Jan., 1871. 
I have examined Millie Christine and consider her a more interesting anatom- 
ical curiosity than the Siamese Twin=!, on whose bodies I ma'le (assisted by a 
colleague) a po t-mortem examination. I consider the union of the Carolina Twin 
more curious ev. n than the famous Hungarian Sister-, wh) -were bra October 
26th, 1701. Millie Christine is jo'ned by the bacrum and coccyx. Theloweipart 
of the spinal cords are unite 1 together. There are separate bladder.-, but one 
common vagina, one uterus to be recognized, and one peifect anus. The bond 
of the union at this date measures 26 inches in circumference- 

Wl. H. PANCOAST, 11. D., etc. 


1,117 Speuce Stbeet, Philadelphia, Pa., Jan. 20th, 1SS2. 
I have had the opportunity (in couj unction with Prof e-sors Gross and Pan- 
coast) of examining very carefully the celebrated Carolina Twin. She and they 
^are simply wonderful in their anatomical construction — far more so than the 
Hungarian Sisters or the Siamese Twins. Intellectual'y thty'fre sepa-ate and 
distinct, sexually but one. BrCtura and v.igina in common and possessing but 
one uterus. T. H. ANDEEWS, M.D. 

New Yoek. City, August 5th, 1871. 
The undersigned were among those who were invited t o visit llillie Christen 
to-day, heartily concurring in all former medical reports relative to she and iits£} 
being both two and yet but one person, stamping her as the world's greatest and 
most interesting personage : 

Dr. Axdeesox, Dr. Coopee, University Medical College. 

Dr. Davidson, Prof. Caemichael, Dr. C. H. Beown, 

Dr. Beuce, Dr. E. B. Beldex, Dr. J. C. Boulle, 

Dr. Cbohptox, Dr. Woostee, Dr. I. C. McCoy, 

Dr. Chadsey, Dr. Beach, Dr. S. W. David, 

Dr. Babkee, Dr. Dejiabest. 

Lancet, Medical Journal of England. 
The following prominent se'entific men of Great Britain are among the few 
«ho vouch for the genuineness ot the marvelo.:s Two-Headed Nightingale : 
Sib JAMES PAGET, Bart, Pres. E.C.S., F.E.S., &c. 
Sib W. W: GULL, Bart, M.D., F.B.C., &c. 
Sib W. FERGUSON, Bart, M.D., F.E.C.S., &c. 
HENRY FEE, F.E.C.S., &c. 


*nd leading surgeons and medical men of Russia, Austria, Switzerland, Ger 
aany, Spain, France, Italy and Belgium fully concur and endorse the statements 
ove given. 

15 South Charloot St., 11th Jan., 1856. 
I have this day examined Millie Christine, and find that the hand of union 
is between 15 and 17 inches in circumference, involving at 1. ast the hones of the- 
sacrum and coccyx immovable, uniting the sacral nerves and spinal cord, so as to 
constitute one individual, or two girls in one nervous system. I also find both 
heads pprightly and intelligent, and deem her a much greater curiosity than the 
Siamese Twins. (Signed.) JOHN LEZARS, fc 

Professor of Surgery to the Royal College of Surgery, and Senior Operating Sur- 
geon in the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. • 

New Orleans, 10th Feb., 1858. 

I have this day examined the "Two-Headed Girl," and find her to be a very 
remarkable anatomical curiosity. The spines are united, having rectum and 
Tagina in common. J. C. NOTT, M,D, 

I fully concur in the abore opinion. THOS. HUNT, M.D. 

St. Louis, Mo., May 28th, 1858. 
We, the undersigned, having made a critical examination of the lusus naturae. 
known as the "Two-Headed Girl, " now being exhibi'ed in cur city by Mr. Ves- 
tal, would beg leave to state that this wonder, as regards the pelvic arrangements 
is, in our opinion, one ; in all other particulars double. o 

john b. Mcdowell, m.d., wm. carr lane, m.d. . 

b. f. edwards, m.d., j. m. scott, m.d. 

St. Joseph, Mo., July 13th, 1858. 
The undersigned, physicians of St. Joseph, having been invited to see the 
lusus naturae now on exhibition in the city, fully concur in the statement that it 
is the greatest wonder of the age, having two heads, four legs, four arms and bui; 
one body, and one consolidated pelvis, and perfect sympathy of desire. 


J. H. CRAJP>. M.D., O. B. KNODE, M D., 




TWo-Headed NiaBtinaale. 

Four Times by Command before the Royal Family. 

Thrice before the Prince and Princess of Wales and also before 

all the Crowned Heads of Europe. 

A Boyal Guest. — By Royal Command, Mile. Millie Christine, the 
marvelous "Two-headed Nightingale," visited her Majesty the 
Queen at Buckingham Palace. ^London Times. • 

Mile. Millie Christine, the famous " Two-headed Nightingale," 
had the honor of appearing (by command) before H. B. H. the 
Princess of Wales, at Marlborough H<3use. — Pall Mall Gazette. 

H. B. H. the Prince of Wales, accompanied by Prince John of 
Glucksburg and Mr. Paget, attended by Col. Keppel and H. I. H. 
the Grand Duke Wladimar of Bussia and Suite, attended by Col. 
Ellis, paid a visit to the exhibition of the " Two-headed Nightin- 
gale " at Willis's Rooms.— Morning Post. 

So much pleased was Her Boyal Highness the Princess of Wales 
with the "Two-headed Nightingale," on her departure for the con. 
tinent, she left orders that a couple of brooches should be presented 
to the tvo-in-one young ladies. — The Standard. ° 

Tbey have been well educated, and appear happy, lively, and 
good tempered. — London Times. 

The " Two-headed Nighfingale" sings popular duets very sweetly 
and cleverly. — Daily Telegraph. 

Her care will no doubt be regarded with great interest. — London 
Daily News. 

The Carolina Twin, Christine Millie, is the owner of a most val- 
uable brooch, presented to her by H. M. G. Queen Victoria. Christine a Boyal Favobite. — Piccadilly Hall was closed 
last night, for Millie and Chrissie were commanded to appear at 
Marlborough House — her third time there. — London Times. v 






Selections from the following, and many other songs, will le simg as Due& 
by Millie Christine, at each reception. 

Words by J. E. Carpenter. Music by Stephen Glover* 

O'er the -waves we fh at, v e float, 

Fairies two, in our fairy boat, 

Fanned by the breezes, racked by the tide, 

In our nautilus barque we glid-, we glide. 

When the strong cordage snaps in tLe gale, 

Safe o'er the surges we sail, we i-a 1; 

In the bright calm we rest on the deep, 

And, lulled by the zyphyrs, we sleep, we sleep. 

Cast by the winds from shore to thore, 

A moment you view us, and then no more. 

The nautilus shell, by human eye?, 

Is seen on the water*, that sink and rise, 

Over the billows away and away ; 

Ours is the freedom tbat knows no decay.. 

Braving the tempest, and stemming the tide, 

In sa'ety forever, we glide, v, e glide. ' 

"As for Millie Chrissy, the two-headed girl, she is a perfect little gem or 
gems, or a gem an d a • half, we don't know whi^h. She sings with one or t^o 
voices very sweetly, and in dancing we never saw any cne mere graceful. W3 
expected to see a monstrosity, "but were agree ably disappointed ; on the contrary, 
we found her pleasing in appearance, agreeahle in her manners, and endowed 
with good conversa'ional poweis. Great care and attention must have been be- 
stowed upon her education. "^A'eto York Times. ' 


"Tate the children and go to Odd Fellow's Hall, and see the wonderful two- 
headed girl combination while yon have an opportunity, and you wi'l thank us 
.for the advice. " — Washington Republican. 

A Ballad. 

Composed by H. Millard. 

Oh, meet me when daylight is fading, 

A-.,d is darkening into the night, 
When soag-birds are singing their vespers, 

And the day has far vanished from sight ; 
And then I will tell you, darling, 

All the love I have cherished so long, 
If you wi'l but meet me at even : ng, 

When you hear the first whip-poor- wi'.l's song. 


Oh meet me,* oh meet me, 

When you hear the first whip-poor-will's song. 

*Tis said that, whatever sweet feelings 

May be throbbing within a fond heart, 
When listening to whip-poo -will's singing, 

For a twelvemonth wLl never depart ; 
So then ^ e will meet in the woodland, 

Far away from the hurrying throng, 
Arid whisper our love to ea. h other, 

When we hear the first whip-poor-will's song. 

Whip-poo?--icill, &c. 

And in the long years of the future, 

Though our duties may part vis awhile, 
And on the return of thic evening, 

We be severed by many a mile ; 
Yet deep in our bosoms we' 1 cherish 

The affection, so fervent and strong, 
We pledged to each .ther th : s evening, 

When we heard the first whip-poor-will's song. 

. Whip-poor-will, &c. 

"There are a lot of people in England, as elsewhere, always ready to straiD 
at the smallest gnat and swallow the biggest cmiel, who will doubtless put this 
young la. 1 , y down as outside the pale of ord.nary humanity; if this prejudice 
•■ahor.ld cairy :ny so far as to lead them to avoid her, they alone will be the 
losers "—liverpobl Leader. 


" This wonderful exhii ition is of the most chaste character, and we can 
safely recommend ifc to lathers, mothers, sons and daughters." — Boston Tran- 

Words by Dexter Smith. Music by C. A. White. 

Oh, birdie, I am tired now; 

I do not care to hear you sing ; 
You've sung your happy songs all day, 

Now put your head beneath your wing. 
I'm s'eepy, too, as I can be ; 

And, sister, when my prayer is said 
I want to lay me down to rest, 

So put me in my little bed. 

Choktjs. . ' 

* Come, sister, come, ' 

KibS me good-night, 
For I rny evening prayer have said, 
I'm tired now, and sleepy too, 
Come put me in my little bed. 

Oh, sister, what did mother say 

"When she was called to heaven away ? 
She told me always to be good, 

And never, never, go astray ; 
I can't f rg t the day she died, 

She placed htr hand upon my head, 
She whispered softly, "Keep my child," 

And then they told me she was dead. 

Come, sister, come, &c. 

Dear sister, come and hear my prayer, 

N w, ere I .ay me down to sleep 
Within my Heavenly Father's care, 

While augels br;ght their vigils keep. 
Aad iet me ask of Him above 

To keep my soul in paths of right, 
Oh ! let me thank Him for His love, 

Ere I shall say my last "good-night." 

Come, sister, come, &c. 

"Millie Chr'stine dances very gracefully, and appears to have no difficulty 
in moving about, aud in no way differs ia appearance from two animated and 
engaging young mulatto ladies, who, for s^ort, have agreed to pass an hour tied 
**>gether nearly back to b.ick" — Liverpool Daily Post. 


"Each bead s said to possess separate intellectual faculties, as entirely dif- 
ferent as the brain power of two individuals, and the volitions of the will are iu- 
dependent, but very much in harmony with each other." — Liverpool Daily Mer- 

Song axd Chorus by J. A. Barney. 

Little footsteps, soft and gentle, 

Gliding by our cottage door, 
% How I love to hear their trample, 

As I heard in days c f yore. 
Tiuy feet that traveled lightly 

In this weary world c f woe, 
Now silent in yonder churchyard, 

Neath the dismal grave below. 


Little footsteps, soft and gentle, 
Gliding by our cottage door. 

She sleeps the sleep that knows no waking, 

By the golden river's shore ; 
And my heart it yearns with sadness, 

"When I pass that cottage door. 
Sweetly, now, the angels carol 

Tidings from oir loved one, far, 
That she still does hover o'er us, 

And will be our guiding star. 

She sleeps the sleep that knows no waking, etc. 

Little footsteps now will journey 

In the world of sin no mere ; 
Ne'er they'll press the sandbanks lightly, 

By the golden river's shore. 
Mother, weep not ; father, grieve not, 

Try to smooth your trouble o'er, 
For I'll think of her as sleeping, 

Not as dead, but gone before. 

Little footsteps now will journey, etc. 

"A'l the intelligent men who saw her at the Washington Hotel, the other 
day, cau bear witness to the marvelous intelligence which predominates in both 
brains." — Liverpool Leader. 

"The exceedingly merry and amiable disposition of the mysterious pair 
deprives the exhibition altogether of that painful element which was present 
even in the case of those practical philosophers, the Siamese twins." — Liverpool 
Daily Post 


"As to the young lady herself — for we have surgical authority for paying 
so — she has bodily only one persoD, though possessed of two heads, two pairs 
of shoulders, four arms, and two pairs of Ieg3, amalgamated curiously with one 
trunk." — Liverpool Daily Courier. 


A Ballad, by H. Millabd. 

I've just been learning the lesson of life, 

The sad, sad lesson of loving, 
And all of its powers, of pleasure or pain, 

Been slowly and sadly proving ; 
And all that's left of tie bright, bright dream, 

With its thousand brilliint phases, 
Is a handful of dust, in a coma hid, 

A coffin under the daisies. 

The beautiful, beautiful daisies, 
The snowy, snowy daisies. 

And thus, forever, throughout the wide world 

Is love a sorrow proving ; 
There are still many soirowful things in life, 

Bat the saddest of all is loving. , 

Tae life of some is worse than death, 

For fate a high wall oft raises, 
And far better with two hearts estranged, 

Is alo v grave starred with daisies. 
The beautifu 1 , beautiful daisies, 
The snowy, snowy daisies. 

And so 'tis better we lived as we did, 

The summer of love together, 
Aud that one of us tired, and laid down to rest, 

Ere the coming of wintry weather. 
For the sad lest of love is love grown cold, 

And 'tis one of its surest phases, 
So I bless my lot, though with breaking heart, 

For that grave enstarred with daisies. 
( The beautiful, beautiful daisies. 
The snowy, snowy daisies. 

" There was no difficulty made in exhibiting the upper portion of the dorsal' 
connection, and it was done without any infringement of modesty." — Liverpool- 

"A'l who met Millie Christine yesterday must have hit interested in her 
foriune-, and well disposed to meet her agaiD." — Liverpool Daily Post. 

" The two-headed girl would be a good juror — she could look at both sides 
of the ease at the -same time." — Cincinnati Enquirer. 

" Their reception at the Masonic Temple has been attended by thousands o£ 
our best citizens." — Baltimore American. 


Words and 3Iusic by C. C. Sawyer. 

"Wounded and sorrowful, far from my home, 
Sick amon,' strangers, uncared for, unknown, 
Evea the bir ]?, th;.t use.! sweetly to sing, 
Are silent, and swiftly have taken the wing. 
No ODe but mo ber can c e>r me to-day, 
No one for me could sj ferv-ntly pray. 
None to console me, no kind friend is near; 
Mother would comfort me if she were hese. 

Gently her hand o'er my forehead she'd press,. 
Trying to free me from pain and distres-; 
Kindly she'd siy to m •, " Be < f good cheer,. 
Mother will comfoit you; mother is heie." 

If she were with me, I soon would forget 
My pain and my sorrow; no more w ould I f rc-t ; 
One kiss fr jm her lips, or one look from her eye. 
Would raa-e me contented, and willing t j die ! 
Gently her hand o'er my torehtad she'd press, 
Trying to free me from pain and distress ; 
Kindly she'd say to me, "Be of good cheer; 
Mother will comfort you, mother is here !" 

Choeus.— Gently her hand, &c. 

Cheerfully, faithfully, mother woull stay, 
Always beside me, by night and by T day; 
If I should murmur, or wish to complain, 
Her gentle voice woull soon calm me again. 
Sweety a mother's love shines like a star, 
Bright st in darkness, when daylight's afar; 
In clouds or in sunshine, pleasure or pain, 
Mothers affection is ever the same. 

Choeus. — Gently her hand, &c. 

"She has you on both sides; if you remove your head from one position^, 
you are immediately tin victim of another pair of eyes-, which fix you; in facV 
transfix you." — Liverpool Leader. 



4Jhristine. Where shall we wander at evening, 

Seeking rethement's shade, 
On its seclusion reposing, 
Watching the daylight fade? 

Millie. Down by the brook we'll wander alone, 

Naught but the sky above, 
There, while we hear the breezes moan. 
We'll sing the songs we love. 

Moth. There will we wander together, 

Chasing our cares away, 
Down by the banks of the river, 
Cheerfully singing our lay. 

Millie. Come we alone to seek delight, 

Moth. La, la, la; la, la, la; la, la, la; la, la, la, la; 

Cheeriu ly watch the coming of night, 
La, la, la; la, la, la; la, la, la; la, la, la, la; 
Come we alone to seek delight, &c. 

Moth. See, the sun is slowly retiring, 

Evening's dark veil is spreading so fast; 
See, the siars are faintly peeping, 
Now the time of day is past. 

See, the sun is slowly retiring, &c. 

Christine. Hsre wi 1 we wander together, 

Seeking retirement's shade, 
Ou its seclusion reposing, 
Watching the daylight fade. 

Millie. Here, by the brook, we'll wander alone, 

Naught but the sky above, 
Here, while we b ear the breezes moan, 
We'll sing the songs we love. 

Jfoth. Here will we wander together, 

Chasing our cares away, 
Down by the side of the river, 
Joyfully singing our lay. 

* « O > -4- 



From our merry Swiss home we come, we come; 
Our hearts are light and free; 
With a smile we greet every eye we meet, 
Two merry hearts are we. 

The live-l^rg day we chant our lay, 
La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la. la, la, la, la, la; 
Two merry hearts, two merry hearts, 
Two merry hearts are we, are we, 
Two meTy hearts are we, are we, 
Two merrv hearts are we. 



When the adven.^ of morning appears in the sky, 

"We ris 1 1 om oar peaceful r^po e, 
To the va ley, the meadow, tii« mo ntain wj Lie, 

To cull eac i fair flow'ret that grows. 
Chorus. — From our imrry, &c. 

Solo, Second Voice. 

Though humble our cot on the mountain may be, 

A life of c intcntment we Jive; 
We sigh no for we,dtti, rom it s cares we are free, 

For we 1th cannot liapp ne-s give. 
Chorus. — From our merry, &c. 



Written and Composed by Professor W. Wilson, expressly for Miss 
Millie Christine. 

What cheers us when we are far away 

From home and all we 1 ive; 

When storm and d nger hedge us rounu, 

And all is dark above? 

When lightnings flash an! thunders roar 

O'er ocean's seething f am ? 

It is the thought that h aven hears 

The prayers of friends at home. 


The dear, dear friends at home, 
The d ar, d3 r friends at home, 
Kind he iven will surely hear the prayers 
Of onr dear frieuds at home. 
Our father, with his sdv ry hair, 
Onrmoth-r, kind and fond, 
Our sisters, and our brothers dear, 
The same kind thoughts respond. 
The win I blows fair, our vessel sails 
Right gaily o'er the foam, 
And soon again we hope to greet, 
The dear old friends at home. 
Chorus. — The dear, dear, &e. 


Where the warbling waters flow, 
And the zephyrs gently blow; 
Wnere tie wa bling waters flow, 
And the zephyrs gently blow. 
The fairies dwell; theiairies dwell 
In grassy dell, iu grassy dell, 
Where the for st lowers grow, 
And the zephyrs gently blow, 
Where the forest flowers grow, 
And the z phyrs gently blow. 

Solo, 1st Voice — And a joyous h me is theirs, 
For it knows not mortal care, 

Solo, 2d Voice —And its onlv tear 

Is tbe dewdrop clear 

That tLe bending lily bears. 


Duet — Anil its only t^ar is the dewdiop clear 
That the bending hly bears; 
And its only tear is the dewdrop clear 
• That the bend ng lily beai s, 
That the bending li y bears, 
That the bending Hly bears. 
■ ► » «» -»—« 


strangers yet, aft r years of life together, 
After fair and stormy weather; 

Aft r travels in far lands ; after touch of wedded hands, 
Why thus joined, why ever met, if they must be strangers yet. 
Strangers yet, strangers jet. 

After childhood winning way; after care and blame and pra : se; 
Counsel asked and wisdom given - alter mutual prayers to heaven; 
Child and parent scarce regret, when they part are strangers yet. 
Strangers yet, strangers yet. 

"Will it evermore be time, spirits (-till mpervious? 

Shall we rjever fairly stand, soul to soul, as hand to hand? 

Aie the bounds eternal set, to retain us strangers yet? 

« Strangers ye , strangers yet. 


Wandering in the May-time, sweet it is to rove, 
Jus before the hay-time, through the leafy grove; 
When tue grass is bending, wave- like in the breeze, 
And the win e-thoms sending perfumes from the trees, 
And the white-thorns sendiDg perfumes from the trees. 

Solo: — First Voice. 

Sprincj she is a maiden, waiting to be wooed, 
Hiding blossoms laden in her solitude; 
Coy she is, ami meeker than the summer fair, 
But for those who seek her, gifts sh- has more rare," 
Bu' for those who seek her, gifts she has more rare. 
^(Repeat 1st verse. ) 

Solo. — Seco7id Voice. 

Yes, her sweets will rifle all her brightest flowers — 
Of her wealth » trifle, they shall soon be ours; 
When the birds are singing welcome to the May, 
When the flowers are springing, we'll be there to-day. 


Just, just before the hay-time, birds begin to sing, 
Wandering in the May-time, welcome to tbe Spring; 
Just bef re tho h iy time, sweet it is to rove, 
Wan ering i . the May-time, throuuh the le fy grove, 
Wande in_,' in the May -time, through the leafy grove. 

Just bef re the hay-tirr.e, sweet it is to rove, 
Winder ng i ■ the Miy-tine, through the hafy grove; 
W.u de in . i.i t!:e May-time, wandering in the May-time, 
'lhiough, iLrouyh, thiougk the leufy grove. 

Among the mi'lions cf human beings inhabiting tfce globe there is but one two- 
jkeader. Every one should sec her, talk to her, hear her sing and s. e her dance. 

Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Railway. 
\V. L. Danley, Gen'l Pass, ami Ticket Agent. 
Nashville, Tenn., Oct. 20. 1892. 
Conductors N, C. & St. L. Ry.: 

This is to certify that Manager Smith is authorized to purchase one ticket 
good for ten seats Nashville to Atlanta, in connection Millie Christine, the dual 
woman, this person being included. It is customary to require but one ticket 
for her passage. Kindly be governed accordingly. 

■ W. L. DANLEY, G. P. & T. A. 

Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway Co. 
office of 
Division Freight and Passenger Agent. 
425 Pierce St.. Iowa Savings Bank Building. 
Sioux City, Iowa, Sept. o, 1895. 
To Conductors: 

It is customary for Millie Christine, the two headed woman, to travel on 
one ticket. You will please govern yourself accordingly. 

Yours truly, 

E. \V. JORDOX, D. P. A. 

The Philada. & Reading Railroad Co. 
Wilkesbarre, B. Station, Jan. 22, 1893. 
To Conductors: 

It is customary for Millie Christine, the dual woman, to require but one 
ticket. Please be governed accordingly. 

S. S. CHASE, C. T. A. 

Old Dominion Steamship Co. 
S. S. "Jamestown," Oct. 4. 1897. 
The dual woman, Millie Christine, travels on this steamer on one ticket as 
one person. 


Louisville & Nashville Railroad Co. 
Passenger Department, 
114 North Fourth Street, 
St. Louis, Mo., Feb. 4, 1889. 
Conductors of L. & N. R. R. and connecting lines: 

This is 10 »ertify that J. P. Smith, Esq.. has purchased three (3) tickets St. 
Louis to Columbia. S. C, 111 connection with Millie Christine, the dual woman, 
this person being included. It is customary to require but one ticket for her 
passage. Kindly be governed accordingly. 

Very truly yours, 


Central Railroad and Banking Company of Georgia. 
H. M. Comer. Receiver. 

Macon, Ga., Nov. 3, 1892. 
Conductor No. 1: 

It is customary for Millie Christine, the dual woman, to require but one 
ticket. i*'lease be governed accordingly. 

J. C. HAILL, G. P. A. 

Northern Pacific Railroad Company. 

Thomas F. Oakes, Henry C. Payne. Henry C. Rouse, Receivers. 

Traffic Department. 

I. A. Nadeau, General Agent. 
Seattle. Wash., July 28, 1895. 

It is customary for Millie Christine, the dual woman, to require but one 
ticket. Please govern yourself accordingly. 

I. A. NADEAU, Gen'l Agent. 


The Pyramids first, which in Egypt are reared; 

Then Babylon's Gardens and Ramparts appeared: 

Next Mausola's Tomb of affection and gilt, 

With the famed Diana in Ephesus built, 

The Colossus of Rhodes made in brass for the sun, 

And Jupiter's Statue, by Phidias done. 

Somd* the Tower of Pharos place next, we are told, 

Some the Palace of Cyrus, cemented with gold. 

Last — but not least — is Millie Christine. 

The Two-headed N'ghtingale, alive to be seen. 

Who will sing, who will dance, who will walk on two feel 

And delight all beholders whoe'er she may meet. 

Mis.s Millie Christine, the eighth, has spent 
nearly eight years in Europe, during which time she 
visited all the principal towns and cities of England, 
Russia, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Italy, Belgium, 
Holland and France, and in all those countries was 
honored by command from the Royalty to visit them. 
Miss Millie Christine speaks English, French and 



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